—adj. 1. constituting or comprising the whole; entire; whole: the total expenditure. 2. of or pertaining to the whole of something: the total effect of a play. 3. complete in extent or degree; absolute; unqualified; utter: a total failure. 4. involving all aspects, elements, participants, resources, etc.; unqualified; all-out: total war.
—n. 1. the total amount; sum; aggregate: a total of $200. 2. the whole; an entirety: the impressive total of Mozart's achievement.
—v.t. 1. to bring to a total; add up.
2. to reach a total of; amount to.
3. Slang. to wreck or demolish completely: He totaled his new car in the accident.